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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Mega-city unsuitable for region.

This week’s topic: Should the Lower Mainland become a mega-city like Toronto with one election for the entire region? Brent is right on the money when he states: “What an election!” For politicos, there’s no bigger rush than election night – … Continue reading

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“Elections determine who is in power, but they do not determine how power is used.” ― Paul Collier

It’s been the worst luck – or the best depending on your perspective – that the lingering  night cough and laryngitis from the cold I had in the end of October, has kept me from actively blogging as much as … Continue reading

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Silence is the ultimate weapon of power. -Charles de Gaulle

Just this last summer, I discovered one of the few remaining gems in B.C., one I happily admit I will only share the location of with my trusted friends. What more could you possibly want from this province? Stunning hills … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Ousting homeless without a plan is unacceptable.

There were no winners in last week’s duel, and as I suspected, Syria has already faded from discussion for many people in favour of whatever outrage has their attention this week. For the people of Syria, there is no win. … Continue reading

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Now is the time to show your support for independent media

As a mother, I looked forward to September this year with a mixture of anticipation and of regret, for the youngest of my children was about to enter the public school system. I say anticipation because for many years I … Continue reading

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“Whipped: the secret world of party discipline.” A documentary about the secret world of party discipline, which forces MLAs to vote against their constituents and even their own conscience.

Hold onto your hats everyone, Election 2013 just took a twist. Sean Holman, formerly of Public Eye Online, is about to première his stunning new documentary, and in doing so may change the way British Columbians view party politics – and … Continue reading

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“In a society governed passively by free markets and free elections, organized greed always defeats disorganized democracy.” – Matt Taibbi

Leave it to Matt Taibbi to peg it bang on : Organized greed always, always,defeats disorganized democracy. So get on it people! Organize yourselves! For that reason I am about to embark on an intensive work weekend during which I’ll … Continue reading

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Deep Rogue Ram presents “Christy Clark’s 99 problems ” – a rap remix

The talented folks at Deep Rogue Ram have done it again : “BC Premier Christy Clark faces off against her critics, her constituents and her nemesis Alison Redford on a raucous cross-province road trip. If you’re sitting at the legislature, … Continue reading

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Some thoughts to ponder.

I’ve been spending some time this weekend doing some housecleaning on the site here, with the intention of making it easer for you, the reader, to find what you are looking for in the vast volumes of material posted. Since the birth … Continue reading

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Just what kind of accounting ARE the BC Liberals using?

While the talk around the province yesterday seemed to be centered on the news that the BC government finally admitted there is no bloody way to stick to the deficit numbers Campbell was flogging during his campaign, there was something … Continue reading

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